A pre-Budget poll shows most voters expect to pay higher taxes because of Brexit.

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will scrap standard gas and electricity tariffs (SVT) for new customers as it put forward a string of reforms designed to be “significantly more effective” than a government price cap on energy bills.

A drop in real wages and uncertainty around Brexit could result in the first fall in Christmas spending for five years, new research suggests.

Virgin Money has announced a push into small business banking as the firm looks to narrow the gap with Britain’s biggest lenders.

A report revealing only half of university students secured jobs at the right level after graduating has prompted a challenge to the institutions to justify their tuition fees.

Foreign workers could be lured to work for UK technology firms under plans to double the amount of visas available for “exceptionally” talented migrants as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

Nearly a quarter of firms believe Brexit may force them to move work outside the UK, according to a new study.

Inflation unexpectedly paused last month, as rising food prices were countered by a drop in fuel costs.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said it was on track to hit annual targets as it shrugged off industry concerns over a market slowdown.

Mounting concern over problem debts and dwindling savings has prompted a group of MPs to launch an inquiry into household finances.

Associated British Foods has joined the rally of calls for a Brexit transition deal as strong sales at its fashion chain Primark led to a 22% rise in profits.

Nearly 140 employers in the East of England have committed to give workers a pay rise as the voluntary living wage goes up.

An explosive leak of documents has laid bare the financial affairs of the global elite, including claims that the Queen has a personal fortune invested in an offshore tax haven.

The deputy governor of the Bank of England has signalled it is ready to pull the trigger on more interest rate rises to rein in Brexit-fuelled inflation – a day after the first hike in a decade.

The stigma of buying “reduced” food is disappearing as shoppers are keen to score a bargain, a supermarket has claimed.

Brexit could be affecting the desirability of the UK as a business destination, a law firm has suggested.

Almost six in ten oil and gas employers expect a “significant” uptick in recruitment in the next year, a survey has revealed.

Hopes of a wage recovery have been dashed with evidence that employers are planning another year of low pay rises, according to a report.

The boss of Debenhams has bemoaned an “uncertain” trading environment as the department store chain reported a collapse in annual profits.

Falling demand for new vehicles put car production into reverse last month, a new report shows.

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2017, according to new figures.

Costa Coffee owner Whitbread is hoping the so called “third wave” of coffee consumption will help it bounce back from slowing sales in its coffee shops.

The unemployment rate for graduates has hit its lowest level in nearly 30 years, a new study shows.

Business leaders are calling for a Brexit transition deal to be agreed “as soon as possible” as firms are preparing to make “serious decisions” with consequences for jobs and investment.

Most smaller building firms are struggling to hire carpenters, joiners and bricklayers, a new report shows.

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

Philip Hammond may be hauled in front of an influential committee of MPs to address concerns over a worrying lack of diversity among the Bank of England’s most senior staff.

Philip Hammond has heard concerns from a former cabinet minister that British financial institutions in South Africa could have been used as conduits for laundered money.

J Sainsbury is looking to cut around 2,000 payroll and human resources jobs across the business as it continues a cost-cutting drive meant to slash £500m over the next three years.

Plans to clamp down on unfair practises and inflated costs in the property management system in England have been outlined by communities secretary Sajid Javid.

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